World’s Strangest

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Link Latte 190

#190 – Week of October 19, 2012 Yuri Gagarin on BBC TV, July 11 1961 – [very cool interview] The Closest The World Has Come to Nuclear War – [Cold War] Seven-hour Nuclear War Plan – [history, transl.] Doomsday Clock: Five Minutes to Midnight- [fascinating] Modern Gyrocar: C-1 self-balancing electric motorcycle – [concept, video] Inscription on the Statue of Liberty [...]

Awesome Car Hood Ornaments

Through the ages, the classiest cars always had fancy hood ornaments. They began as radiator caps and continued even after the caps retreated under the hood. They began to disappear in the 1960s, so now you only see them on fine classic cars -or as art objects by themselves. See a wide variety of all [...]

Archive: January 2011

The Biggest Ships in the World (DRB Series) From supertankers to Godzilla cranes 7 Billion: Discussing Overpopulation Interview with Robert Kunzig, National Geographic Ship Figureheads: Symbols of the Sea Ladies and monsters as “hood ornaments” for ships Grand Scale Environmental & Land Art “Man’s Reaction To His Earth”: creative landscape art Fantastically Intense Wiring Part 7 of our highly popular series Vintage New York Marvel [...]